Some Love the Relationship Finder!

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I was just looking through the Acadian Project and saw a "One name studies Acadian descendants: Francois GionetMichel RichardPhilippe Mius d'Entremont" Out of curiosity, I checked if I was related to any of them. Two of them are my 9th GGrandfathers!

The "Relationship to Me" menu selection is a recent discovery for me, and it has helped me find some people I might not have otherwise recognized - for example, I had Philippe Mius, but might not have recognized him as "d'Entremont"!

On another note, is this challenge active?

in The Tree House by Denise Chiasson G2G6 Mach 1 (17.9k points)
You did not recognize him, perhaps, because  Phillip Mius was not actually a D'Entremont His father, Claude Antoine de Meuillon Mius, was brought up by the d'Entremont family after his father was killed in The Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre of Huguenots. Phillip assumed the D'Entremont name. Two of Phillips sons refused to use the d'Entremont name and by official documents reverted to the surname Mius. The rest of the family continued with D'Entremont. Thus, you have the two surnames still used today evolving from a common ancestor. Both families have thrived and today many can be found in South West Nova Scotia.

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My experience with the relationship finder and other Acadians is not IF we match but HOW we match and HOW MANY different ways do we match.

For example, check your relationship with Beyoncé!

by Roland Arsenault G2G6 Mach 5 (54.5k points)
edited by Roland Arsenault
Yes, I am also  accustomed to seeing the same families over and over again. I have one lady whose two grandsons married women with her same name, and named some of their children by the same name so even if it's not a direct relationship I have to carefully check them out anyway! This did surprise me, though: BeyoncĂ© and I are 7th cousins once removed!

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